Oracle 12c Database Certification Path

The Oracle 12c Certification enables the professionals to further advance in their career and also to get substantial hike in their remuneration. By way of getting this certification one can become more skilled in his profession and this certification makes him an expert in IT with a specialization. The IT professional who has the Oracle Database Certification can independently carry out the implementation, development and administration of the critical systems and as a result he or she becomes the favorite of the higher authorities. With Oracle 12c Certification one will have abundant career opportunities. Those with Oracle Database Certification are sure to get preference for the database administration jobs of their choice.

How to get the Oracle 12c Certification?

The latest Oracle Database Certification is 12c which is offered at 3 levels: associate, professional and master. Two Junior Associate Certifications are also offered for 12c to the beginners with two different designations: Performance and Tuning Specialist and Implementation Specialist.

Oracle Database 12c Prerequisites

 

1. OCA 12c - Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate

Candidates may attend training course but is not compulsory.

 

2. OCP 12c - Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional

As the credential for this certification, the candidate should have obtained OCA 12c, completed the training course and should complete the submission form.

 

3. OCM 12c - Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Master Certification.

OCP 12c is the credential for this certification. Also, the candidate should have completed two advanced training courses other than the courses to obtain OCP Certification.

Exams for Oracle database 12c Certification

For OCA 12c there are two exams.

For the first exam, the candidate has to choose one paper out of the following four papers.

  • Oracle Database 12c SQL 1Z0-071
  • Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061
  • Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I 1Z0-051
  • Oracle Database SQL Expert 1Z0-047

For the second exam, the candidate has to choose one paper out of the following two papers.

For the second exam, the candidate has to choose one paper out of the following two papers.

  • Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration 1Z0-062
  • Oracle Database 12c Administration 1Z0-075

For OCP 12c there is only one exam:

Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration: 1Z0-063

For OCM 12c there is only one exam:

Oracle Database 12c Certified Master 12 COCM. This will be a two-day performance-based exam.

Upgrading the existing Oracle Certification:

Oracle database certified professionals can upgrade their certification to the new Oracle Database 12c Certification by clearing one examination. This examination is known as "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" 1Z1-060. The candidates who were certified on Oracle 7.3, 8, 8i and 9i databases and also 10g and 11g databases can upgrade their certification to the 12c version by way of clearing this examination.
It is not mandatory that those who want to upgrade their Oracle Database Certification have to attend a training program prior to appearing for the exam. However the training program is very useful to prepare for the upgrading exam. Those who get their Oracle database certification upgraded to 12c will have the advantage of having the Oracle Database background for Cloud Computing. In the highly competitive present day market, those who possess the Oracle Database 12c Certification get the provision for using Cloud Computing.